I posted a review of Kyle Dine’s DVD on Amazon, and wanted to share it here…
Kyle Dine is an incredibly talented and extremely creative children’s entertainer. He also wields the utmost authority on living life while coping with food allergies as he has multiple food allergies himself and is a successful world-travelled musical educator.
These expertly crafted videos are full of incredibly fun and catchy age-appropriate songs and lessons about having food allergies. How to avoid your trigger foods, hand washing, always carrying your auto-injector, and how to quickly reach out for help if necessary are just some of the topics not only touched upon but driven home by Kyle and his puppet friends.
As an adult with a severe food allergy I am so glad that this type of resource is available for the ever-growing “club” of the food allergic. As a parent of a child with food allergies, this is an invaluable tool to help teach a toddler turning into a pre-schooler about the importance of not eating food unless it’s OK’d by mommy or daddy, and for her to let us know immediately if she is having a reaction. Luckily she loves to wash her hands, so we’ve got that covered. These lessons are delivered in the fine tradition of children’s programming like Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers, and they work. Both of my kids were moving to the music upon our first viewing!
I not only recommend this for food allergy families, but I would say that extended family who may not understand food allergies, your child’s friends and their parents, and organizations like schools, churches, camps, & clubs could all benefit from the knowledge and entertainment provided by this set of DVD’s. This programming ought to play on constant rotation in your family’s pediatric allergist’s office waiting room.
This can and will serve as an incredibly fun way to open the door to creating a fun, safe, and confident approach to living with food allergies.
Kyle Dine & Friends
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Share your food allergy story to help a student
I haven’t posted about food allergies in a while. I guess nothing has “set me off”. I guess that’s a good thing, right? This is a good share though… You can help spread Food Allergy Awareness by helping this student put together a presentation for her sociology class using your stories.
This was the initial message to Paul at Allergy Eats:
I’m doing a presentation in my sociology class about the social impact and quality of life of food allergies on children, teens, and young adults. I was wondering if you could put on the website a place where people could talk about the impact FA have on them and/or their children? I’m also looking for how it impacts the family members and close friends of the FA individual.
You can get more details on how to share your story here: Share your food allergy story to help a student
I’m sure that any & all help is appreciated. Even though I’m too old f=to even qualify for “young adult” any more, I shared a link to my “background” blog post and the more recent humorous graph. Please, share your story & share this link!
Hopefully the presentation can be posted online when finished, and we can all benefit from that much more food allergy awareness.
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Thanks to everyone who donated to me for the Food Allergy Walk on Sunday. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network appreciates your donation, as do I! I have smashed my original $300 goal, and now exceeded my current $500 goal. I couldn’t have done it without the awesome support from friends & family!
If you were thinking of donating, but hadn’t yet… I’d like to still smash that goal, or you can donate to the lovely Bethany and help her reach her goal!
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90% towards my goal of $500!
That’s right, Bethany & I are still taking donations for the Food Allergy Walk in Pittsburgh. It’s happening this Sunday, Sept. 18th at 11:00 am. You can make a secure online tax-deductible donation for either of us, to help us meet our prospective goals, or you can hook us up with a check made out to FAAN.
- Support me!
Just click the blue “Support Me” button under each of our photos on our respective profiles to donate!
You can read my older posts about the walk for more info:
If you’re following the “Celebrity Endorsement” thing, Andrew Stockey did eventually contact me & agree to help get the word out on WTAE.com. I still haven’t’ seen anything there yet.
Interestingly, Qdoba & Chick-fil-A also said they’d donate something, yet they haven’t online yet anyway. I’m going to have to remind them.
You can also read all of my Food Allergy related posts if interested in learning more about food allergies form an outspoken crazy blogger.
More from the Food Allergy Walk Facebook Page…
The Walk in Pittsburgh will feature lots activities, such as: face painting, balloon artist, trackless train, mad science and inflatables. We will have a musical performance by Kyle Dine and be joined by Pittsburgh Panthers mascot ROC.
We look forward to once again welcoming Sally Wiggin and Stephen Cropper. Following the Walk, will be Q&A session with allergists from AGH and UPMC who have volunteered their time. Rep. Matt Smith will join us to share information about the new EpiPen laws in PA.
You can get one of these limited edition T-shirts for donating $50 or more, thanks to Erin “Ernie” Payne:
- Special Edition King Krab Orange Ernie and the Berts T-Shirt
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